Cunningham, Grant join WKU staff Jul 1, 2019 11:50:05 GMT -6
Post by cardinalblacktrojan on Jul 1, 2019 11:50:05 GMT -6
Looks like WKU has announced the hiring of Phil Cunningham as associate head coach of WKU, and Marcus Grant as an assistant coach. Of course he was hired by Rick Stansbury, who Cunningham was with at Mississippi State. Sounds like some good ol' boy networking.
I like how in the article, Stansbury says that Cunningham "did a remarkable job as head coach at Troy getting them to the NCAA Tournament, which isn’t an easy task there."
Seriously? Maestri was able to go the Division II NCAA Tourney all the time. Our men's program is tied with the third-most conference titles during the past decade, only behind Georgia State and Little Rock. Our women's program has been arguably the best program in the Sun Belt over the past few years with two NCAA bids and an NIT bid. We have one of the best arena's in the Sun Belt, as well as the entire southeastern U.S.
Stansbury is an idiot. Cunningham took the job claiming he could take Troy back into a winning program, and he failed. He had a brand new, incredible arena to work with. It's his own fault that getting Troy back to the NCAA Tournament wasn't an "easy task." I mean, Cunningham literally had the top two all-time scoring leaders in Troy history for 4 years (Varnado and Person), and what did he do with that talent??? Had one winning season.... and that was it.
Cunningham was a waste of a coach who didn't accept accountability for his lack of winning. His Twitter post following his firing, and now this quote by his new boss, proves that fact.
Glad he's gone.